April 7, 1997
The anniversary of a tree planting in the Charles Street tot lot is among the activities Westminster officials have planned to celebrate Arbor Day this week.Katrina Tucker, a Westminster planner, will offer children cake and punch at the tot lot at 3 p.m. Friday. The city is celebrating the "birthday" of a tree planted during Arbor Day activities in 1995."The kids seemed to really enjoy [the 1995 tree planting]," Tucker said.Westminster has been designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation -- the eighth consecutive year the city has received the designation.
February 19, 1997
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Clauser Court in New Windsor reported that someone entered his vehicle while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on Monday and stole property valued at $515.Westminster: A resident of Yellow Lily Court told police that someone tampered with the ignition switch, stereo and glove box of her vehicle while it was parked at her home Saturday. Damage was estimated at $300.Westminster: An East Main Street resident told police items were stolen Saturday from the basement of an apartment building.
October 1, 1996
FireWestminster: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley assisted Westminster at 5: 27 p.m. Friday, responding to a stove fire on Buck Cash Drive. Units were out 27 minutes.Reese: Firefighters from Gamber assisted Reese at 8: 35 p.m. Friday, responding to a house fire on Misty Meadow Drive. Units were out 30 minutes.PoliceWestminster: An employee of an East Main Street body shop told police that someone vandalized a vehicle Friday while it was parked at the business. Damage was estimated at $600.
August 21, 1996
An East Baltimore man accused of trying to blow up a Westminster apartment building was being held yesterday on $75,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.George R. Wench III, 28, of South Bouldin Street, was arrested Monday and charged with fourth-degree burglary, reckless endangerment and theft of apartment keys.Police said Wench returned to his former residence in the first block of E. Main St. on July 29, six days after being evicted, turned on four gas stove burners without lighting them and left.
June 19, 1996
Two more boys have been arrested on arson charges in connection with a two-alarm fire that destroyed two sheds and disrupted telephone service for more than 3,100 county residents early Monday, police said.The arrests of the boys, both 14, bring to three the number of youths facing charges in the incident. Their names are being withheld because of their age.One of the 14-year-olds was released to his mother's custody, pending action by juvenile authorities. The other was being held at the Charles P. Hickey School, a correctional facility for young offenders in Baltimore County, police said.
May 9, 1996
PoliceWestminster: A Finksburg resident told police that someone damaged the driver's door window of his vehicle while it was parked on East Main Street between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5: 54 a.m. Monday. The damage was estimated at $100.Westminster: A resident of East Green Street told police that someone damaged a passenger-side window of her vehicle while it was parked outside her home between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6: 47 a.m. Monday. The damage was estimated at $300.Westminster: A resident of Timber Ridge Drive told police that someone damaged the right rear tire of his vehicle while it was parked outside his home between 3 p.m. April 25 and 11: 30 a.m. April 26. The damage was estimated at $59.Westminster: A resident of South Church Street told police that someone entered his home through a front window and stole personal property.
May 8, 1996
Westminster police arrested an 8-year-old boy Monday after he became disruptive in class and charged him with disorderly conduct in school and assault and battery.Police released the boy to the custody of his grandfather.School authorities called police to Westminster Elementary after the boy allegedly began striking at them in the school office.The vice principal and a counselor brought the boy to the office after he became disruptive in class.4 from East Middle School attending fly-in at airportTwo teachers and two students from East Middle School will participate in the Opportunity Skyway Student-Teacher Fly-In on Saturday at Easton Airport.